Jennifer Hudson knocked the color blocks out the box for her latest photo shoot with Daily Mail. On the record, the Oscar winning actress and singer discussed everything from her break out role, her weight loss, family and fashion.
On plus size women receiving less opportunities in Hollywood:
“No, because I was doing OK before,’ Jennifer says. ‘But the truth is, so many more opportunities open up when you’re on the other side, as I am now. I’d no idea what I was missing out on. It’s like a whole other world. Suddenly every designer wants to dress you. It’s like, “You look amazing! Please, choose a dress. Have a bag. And what about shoes?” I mean, wow!
“Now, whenever I open a magazine, I seem to see myself there. And I get to dress up every day and have someone take photos of it all. For someone who loves fashion, it’s like living the dream.
On her off days:
“When it’s mommy time at home, the supermodel me – black Barbie, as I call her – is definitely not in the house. I don’t want to be all glammed-up in big hair and full make-up. I need to relax, to breathe and to concentrate on my son.’
On her breakout role:
Still, she refused to let nerves get in her way. ‘I was like, “Beyoncé, I’m your biggest fan. You’ve no idea how much I love you. And Jamie, I love you too. But right now, it’s my turn. I’ve got to get on and do my job here.” We’re all just people at the end of the day. They had to start somewhere and Dreamgirls was my start. You bet I grabbed the opportunity.’
On her son David Jr:
‘He’s very much his own person, a little performer who loves to sing and dance,’ she says. ‘He’s so charming, too. Yes, I’m biased, but I’ve never seen a child with such presence. He says “hi” or “bye bye” to everyone when he comes in or out of a room, and goes round blowing kisses to everyone. My phone is completely backed up from videoing everything he does, because he surprises me constantly.